There's no doubt that BTS has taken the world by storm and reached superstardom. Aside from breaking records, their numerous awards and TV guestings, the group now rubs elbows with global artists and even collaborated with the biggest names in the international music scene. Here, we have all the BTS collaborations we ~luv~!
1. "ON" feat. Sia
With the release of BTS' Map Of The Soul: 7 came a powerful anthem that was sung with an equally powerful voice. Sia, of "Chandelier" fame, lent her vocals to the digital release of "ON". Both fighters in their own way, BTS and Sia empower ARMY and sing that nothing can hold them down.
2. "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X
South Korea, represent! Performing alongside Lil Nas X, "Old Town Road" marked the group's debut performance in the 2020 Grammys, a first for a K-pop act. RM renamed their collaboration to "Seoul Town Road" and made the performance even more fun by singing "I got the homis in my bag / Have you heard of that? / Homis made of steel, from Korea, they the best." (ICYDK, homis is a farming tool in Korea.) Our leader and "president" sure has a way with words!
3. "IDOL" feat. Nicki Minaj
You know what's good? This BTS collaboration with Nicki Minaj. The international superstar brought her A-game to "IDOL", a track from the Love Yourself: Answer album. The song is already laden with Korean traditional music instruments, and Nicki made it even more explosive with her thrilling rap verses.
4. "Boy With Luv" feat. Halsey
"Boy With Luv" is the 2019 sequel to BTS' 2014 hit, "Boy In Luv", and boy were we in love with this collaboration! Everyone went ~oh my my my~ with the release of this funky bubblegum pop song featuring Halsey, which showcased their electric chemistry.
5. "Chicken Noodle Soup" by J-Hope feat. Becky G
Having a special liking to the 2006 single of the same name, J-Hope and Becky G created their own version of "Chicken Noodle Soup" and totally killed it with lyrics in English, Korean, and Spanish. The LSS-inducing bop also started a dance challenge craze on the internet, with entries from celebrities and influencers alike. Yes, we did watch them with a soda on the side.
6. "MIC Drop" (Steve Aoki Remix)
BTS marked their first collaboration with the phenomenal Steve Aoki (who wears many hats, btw—including being a DJ, fashion designer, author, and philanthropist) in the epic single "MIC Drop". With its killer beats, "MIC Drop" soared high in the charts and even bagged the Best Dance Track award at the Radio Disney Music Awards. There's no doubt that it's one helluva impressive track.
7. "Waste It On Me" by Steve Aoki
It sure seems like BTS loves Steve Aoki because they collaborated on another song. "Waste It On Me" is the group's first all-English song and was released with two MVs—one lyric video, and the other featuring an all-Asian-American cast, including Crazy Rich Asians' Ken Jeong.
8. "Make It Right" feat. Lauv
Whatever BTS does, they just make it right—like this collaboration with American singer-songwriter Lauv in the reboot of "Make It Right". The R&B single was co-written by Ed Sheeran and it immediately reached the number one spot in the US iTunes chart when it was released.
9. "Best Of Me"
The Chainsmokers' modern and upbeat style was totally present in "Best Of Me". RM once mentioned that they first met the duo during the Billboard Music Awards and kept in touch right after, which resulted in this catchy masterpiece of a song.
10. "Dream Glow" by BTS, Charlie XCX
Charlie XCX joins BTS in "Dream Glow", a song for the group's story-based mobile game, BTS World. With lyrics in English and Korean, this single seems to put listeners into a ~dreamlike trance~ as it reminds them to keep on chasing after their goals.
BONUS: "We Don't Talk Anymore" by Charlie Puth feat. Jungkook
Here's a dream ~collaboration~ come true unlike any other: Our maknae and Charlie Puth singing "We Don't Talk Anymore" on stage. If you can remember, Jungkook covered the hitmaker's song in 2017, Charlie then expressed his love for the group in return, and the rest is history.
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